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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). Attach cover letter for Originality of the paper (attach in "upload submissions"). In the letter clearly mention Author(s)' names in order of placement for authorship, their affiliations, and their email addresses. Clearly mention who is the corresponding author with email address and contact number.
  • Submit Manuscript in Microsoft Word document file format only. Avoid giving your name, affiliation, and any clue of your identitiy (national, ethnic, etc.) in the manuscript to keep the review process completely blind and avoiding any conflict of interest.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables (formatted by following APA Manual 7) with captions/title in Arabic numerals are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the formatting and references requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines based upon APA Manual 7.
  • Submission fee of 2000 PKR (Pakistan) or 50 $ (Foreign) has been paid. Upload the payment receipt in step 2 i.e., "Upload Submission".
  • Author Agreement Form duly signed by all authors of the manuscript (attach in "Upload Submissions"). Form can be downloaded from Journal's website.
  • Attach plagiarism report 19% or less for the manuscript in "Upload Submissions".
  • Have also submitted manuscript along cover letter, Submission fee receipt, Author Agreement Form, Plagiarism report on official email address of pjpr i.e., as an alternate review system to keep your work safe in case system gets out of order.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript should be double-spaced typewritten (do not justify) with 12 font size, printed on one side of 8.5 x 11 inches white paper with 1 inch margin on all sides. It should be prepared according to Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (2009, 6th ed.).

Abstract should be between 150 to 250 words and must include a brief summary of study including description about sample, instruments, method, and not more than five to six most noteworthy results. Also supply up the preferred key words for the study.

References should be formatted according to APA Manual (7th ed.). Each listed reference should be cited in the text and each text citation should be listed in References.

Plagiarism factor is required to be addressed by authors through submitting the permission letter for the copyrighted material which are given in the manuscript but are not the authors’ original work e.g., tables/figures borrowed from any other source, data of any other study, test material (or portion thereof) mentioned in the manuscript. Authors are also required to submit a report for index of similarity generated by ‘turnitin’ according to the guidelines of Higher Education Commission. Editor and editors of PJPR accept no responsibility for such material given by authors in the Journal.

Masked peer review policy is followed in   PJPR.  For this author(s) should make sure that the names and affiliation are given in cover letter only. There should be no clue of the author(s’) identity in the manuscript for keeping the process of editing more objective and fair.

Authors’ Note should be detailed covering all author(s’) names, their number in authorship, affiliations, and should include to whom future correspondence should be directed. For this postal and email addresses of the corresponding author must be provided. Affiliation at the time of study, acknowledgments, grant related information for the study, etc. and change in affiliation/address, if it has changed after submission, of any of the author should be brought into the notice of the Editor. PJPR authorities are not responsible for the information given in the authors(s)’ related footnotes.

Submission/Publication Fee

Payment Method
Fee can be paid by cheque, draft, online deposit or electronic
transfer to the following account:
Account Title: Printing of Journal (NIP)
Account Number: 01500390007549 (For National Level)
Swift Code: ASCMPKKA
IBAN: PK 40 ASCM 0001500390007549 (For Foreign/International Level)
Branch Address: Askari Bank, Bhra Kahu Sub Branch, Quaid-i-Azam
University, Islamabad.

Rates Applicable from 12th August, 2020

Submission Fee (for editorial processing):  2000 PKR (Pakistan), 50 $ (Foreign)
Press Fee (for printing and postal charges): 8000 PKR (Pakistan), 150 $ (Foreign)

Kindly email a scanned copy of receipt along with article submission,
plagiarium report less than 19%, and Author Agreement Form (see
attached files) duly signed by all co-authors.


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